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Kmart opens N.Y. design office, Schultz to head

TROY, Mich. — Kmart Holding Corporation has opened the Kmart Design Group Office in New York. The office, located on 8th Avenue, is the first product design presence Kmart has held in New York and will be the base of Lisa Schultz, senior vice president and chief creative officer, and her team of designers.

Matthew Morris has been named the team's divisional vice president of home. He was previously a consultant to Donna Karan and is the founder of the Blue Ribbon Dog Company.

In the fall of 2004, Kmart will unveil its first collection that has been redesigned in-house by the Kmart Design Group.

Schultz joined Kmart in September 2003 and is responsible for the creative vision of Kmart. Prior to her position at Kmart, Schultz was executive vice president of product development and design at Gap, Inc. for 14 years and has held executive positions at Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

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